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A practical guide to software license agreements: source code escrow arrangements
  • Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
  • Canada
  • October 28 2013

Software license agreements often include a source code escrow arrangement that allows the customer to access and use source code for the licensed

Software licenses and indemnities: what obligations are you taking on?
  • Field Law
  • Canada
  • June 5 2013

License agreements often contain indemnities. An indemnity is a contractual obligation to step in and reimburse some financial obligation such as a

Supreme Court on copyright infringement & protection of ideas
  • Field Law
  • Canada
  • January 17 2014

Let's say you pitch a story idea to a TV production company - and not just an idea, but a complete set of storyboards, characters and scripts. You

Existe-t-il un droit d’auteur dans les prestations sportives ?
  • Norton Rose Fulbright LLP
  • Canada
  • August 26 2015

P.K. Subban devrait-t-il avoir des droits dans l’un de ses spin-o-ramas ou encore le légendaire entraîneur Jacques Lemaire dans le système de la

9th Circuit confirms duties for posting DMCA takedown complaints
  • Bennett Jones LLP
  • Canada
  • September 21 2015

As Canada begins to settle in with the new “notice and notice” provisions under the Copyright Act (Canada) which came into force January 2, 2015

Revoking an “implied” software license
  • Field Law
  • Canada
  • May 21 2013

A license can be granted without any written agreement. It happens more often than you might think. For example, a license by verbal agreement and a

Intellectual property due diligence in an investment context
  • Lavery de Billy LLP
  • Canada
  • September 1 2015

A due diligence analysis of intellectual property rights is an important step when acquiring or making a significant investment in a business. It is

A practical guide to software license agreements: term and termination
  • Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
  • Canada
  • February 17 2012

Software licenses and associated services are usually time-limited and subject to early termination

“Idea theft” lawsuits gain new life in United States
  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Canada, USA
  • June 29 2012

In a case with several important echoes to Canadian appellate law, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit has revived the actor’s Hayden Christensen’s “idea theft” lawsuit against the USA Network this week in the Forest Park Pictures v. Universal Television Network Inc. decision

Internet and web-browsing: the importance of copyright assignments and potential vicarious liability for employers
  • McMillan LLP
  • Canada
  • April 2 2012

A recent decision from the British Columbia Supreme Court, discussed widely for its application of internet and intellectual property law, also contains some legal implications that Canadian employers should be aware of